Denver's 3R-Racing finishes inaugural season strong. Drivers finish high in point standings and crew voted "Best of the 2002 Season" Denver (October 31, 2002) - The 3R-Racing team of 22 Randy Pobst, ...
Denver's 3R-Racing finishes inaugural season strong.
Drivers finish high in point standings and crew voted "Best of the 2002 Season"
Denver (October 31, 2002) - The 3R-Racing team of 22 Randy Pobst, #73 Phil #McClure and #33 Tim Wiens finished their first season as teammates stronger than most might have imagined. Following the final race of the Speed World Challenge GT Championship Series season this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR), the results were solid for the entire 3R team:
* Randy Pobst, with a second place finish at the VIR race, completed the season in third place in the overall Championship Point standings with 222 points (out of a total of 47 drivers). Pobst had five victories this season in the seven races he competed in.
* Tim Wiens finished second in the rookie driver standings, and in 12th place in the overall Championship Point standings.
* Phil McClure finished in the 11th spot in the overall Championship Point standings.
* The 3R-Racing crew was voted "Best Crew of the 2002 Season" by Speed World Challenge participants.
* The 3R-Racing team's efforts helped Porsche secure the Manufacturer's Title for the season series.
* The team secured a number of high profile sponsors who enjoyed exposure in front of millions of race fans who watched the races in person and on the Speed Channel network.
"What a great first season together as a team!" exclaimed Wiens, who is also the owner of 3R-Racing. "Randy, Phil and I all competed very well, and I can't say enough about our crew. They were fantastic all season and worked hard to maintain three top race cars that performed very well on race day."
As for the VIR Race, the team had another solid day. Pobst (racing in his 1 st Interstate Inn/3R-Racing's 1999 Porsche 911 GT3), who led for most of the race, battled it out on the final two laps with another top driver - John Young. Young was able to get his first victory of the season in a highly competitive race to the finish.
"It was a fun and fair race throughout," said Pobst. "I was able to maintain the lead for most of the race, but John was able to catch me on the final straight-aways and take first. It was an exciting competition."
Wiens, racing in his 1st Interstate Inn/3R-Racing's 2001 Porsche GT3, finished in 12th place and McClure, who was involved in a minor accident with six laps to go, finished in 20th place in his Aggregate Industries/3R- Racing 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
The season also ended with a sponsor/team dinner at The Gaslight Grille in Danville, Virginia. The drivers participated in an autograph session and handed out t-shirts and hats to the crowd.
"2002 was a great start for the 3R-Racing team and our sponsors," said Wiens. "We're already looking forward to an even stronger season in 2003."
The Virginia International Race will be televised nationally on SPEED Channel on Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 10 at 12 a.m. (Mountain Time).
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